Town of Lake Cowichan works toward bike paths

The Town of Lake Cowichan has applied for a $15,000 grant to study bike paths in town.

The Town of Lake Cowichan has applied for a $15,000 grant to study bike paths in town.

This application is in keeping with the town’s goal of reducing its greenhouse gas emissions.

About 80 per cent of the area’s greenhouse gas emissions are a result of transportation.

Related to greenhouse gas emission reductions, councillor Tim McGonigle brought up the idea of creating protection areas for various locations in the town’s boundaries, during the Tuesday, March 1, town committee meetings.

The Ted Burns Nature Preserve and Stanley Creek should be classified as protected areas, he encouraged, to prevent possible development in the future.

“It’s a thought of being proactive rather than reactive,” he said.

Although a large majority of the area’s greenhouse gas emissions are a result of transportation issues, he said that other issues should not be ignored.

As a discussion point, this item will come up again during future council meetings.